Russian pianist to perform in Louisville

From staff and press reports


Russian pianist Alexander Moutouzkine who is an internationally acclaimed concert pianist will perform at the First Presbyterian Church in Louisville.

The concert will be Friday, September 6 at 7 pm. It is underwritten by private sponsorships, and therefore will be free to the community.

The evening’s program will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s music, Franz Liszt’s transcriptions of Frédéric Chopin’s music and many musical numbers.

Moutouzkine has won top prizes at numerous international competitions including the 10th Citta di Sulmona (Italy), the Calabria International (Italy), the Maria Canals (Spain), the Pilar Bayona (Spain), the Guerrero Foundation (Spain), the Ignacio Cervantes (Cuba), the 2nd Shanghai International (China), the Mieczyslav Munz (U.S.), the 26th Frinna Awerbuch (U.S.), the Panama International Piano Competition, the New Orleans International Piano Competition, the XI International Piano Competition of Escaldes-Engordany (Andorra) and the Tivoli Competition (Denmark).

He earned a Special Award for artistic potential in 2001 at the 11th Van Cliburn International Competition when he was 19.  A critics have proclaimed of his performance, “Moutouzkine played Brahms’ Op. 117 Intermezzi more beautifully, more movingly, than I’ve ever heard them.  At once sad, tender and noble, this was playing of heart-stopping intimacy and elegance.”

Moutouzkine has performed recitals throughout France, Spain, Germany, England, Italy, China, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Belgium and North and South America.  His solo performance at the Fundacion Canal in Madrid was broadcast live on National Spanish Television.  Moutouzkine has appeared as soloist with Chamber Music International, the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra of the Czech Republic, the Moscow Conservatory Symphonic Orchestra, the Kiev National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Valencia Philharmonic, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Cuba, the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, the Richardson Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Panama, the Radio Television Orchestra of Spain and the Gran Canary Symphony and Tenerife Symphony in the Canary Islands.

The concert will take place at First Presbyterian Church of Louisville on September 6, 2013, at 7:00 pm. Seating is limited.